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Huddling with Jesus -- Luke 6:17-26 -- Epiphany 6 | Ordinary Time 6 - C -- 2006
SHARING THIS WEEK'S GOSPEL THEME AT SUNDAY SCHOOL AND AT HOMEMaterials:
The touch of power -- Luke 6:17-26 -- Epiphany 6 | Ordinary Time 6 - C
Teachers: The children's message is about the power of touch.
Suffering for Jesus -- Luke 6:17-26 -- Epiphany 6 | Ordinary Time 6 - C
Teachers or Parents: We are blessed to be living in a nation
"Jesus' valentine" -- Luke 6:17-26 -- Epiphany 6 | Ordinary Time 6 - C
Presenter, Teachers or Parents: Valentine's Day may be somewhat meaningless to young children and s

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Children's Activity Bulletin -- Luke 6:17-26 -- Ages 8-10 -- Luke 6:17-26 -- Epiphany 6 | Ordinary Time 6 - C

Gospel Grams 1

Children's Activity Bulletin -- Luke 6:17-26 -- Ages 5-7 -- Luke 6:17-26 -- Epiphany 6 | Ordinary Time 6 - C

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Jesus' Valentine -- Luke 6:17-26 -- Epiphany 6 | Ordinary Time 6 - C
Presenter, Teachers or Parents: Valentine's Day may be somewhat meaningless to young children and s

Commentary

Emphasis Preaching Journal

Judgement and saving grace -- Jeremiah 17:5-10, 1 Corinthians 15:12-20, Luke 6:17-26 -- Epiphany 6 | Ordinary Time 6 - C -- 2022
Note: This installment was originally published in 2001.
Leaning into God's Future -- Jeremiah 17:5-10, 1 Corinthians 15:12-20, Luke 6:17-26, Psalm 1 -- Wayne Brouwer -- Epiphany 6 | Ordinary Time 6 - C -- 2019
There is a powerful scene in Robert Bolt’s play A Man for All Seasons.
In vane, in vain, in vein -- Jeremiah 17:5-10, 1 Corinthians 15:12-20, Luke 6:17-26, Psalm 1 -- Epiphany 6 | Ordinary Time 6 - C -- 2006
These texts deal with the vanity of life. Jeremiah lived in a time when the world, as he
What do you trust? -- Jeremiah 17:5-10, 1 Corinthians 15:12-20, Luke 6:17-26 -- Epiphany 6 | Ordinary Time 6 - C -- 1998
The theme for this day might be expressed in the question, "In what do we put our trust?" Individual
Winners and losers -- Jeremiah 17:5-10, 1 Corinthians 15:12-20, Luke 6:17-26 -- Epiphany 6 | Ordinary Time 6 - C -- 1995
Woody Guthrie, whose ballads reflected the plight of the poor, voiced in one of his songs an enigma
Opposites -- Jeremiah 17:5-10, 1 Corinthians 15:12-20, Luke 6:17-26 -- Epiphany 6 | Ordinary Time 6 - C
The traditional symbol for drama was two masks, one for comedy with the mouth wide and corners turne

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Leaning into God's Future -- Jeremiah 17:5-10, 1 Corinthians 15:12-20, Luke 6:17-26 -- Wayne Brouwer -- Epiphany 6 | Ordinary Time 6 - C -- 2019
There is a powerful scene in Robert Bolt’s play A Man for All Seasons.

Children's bulletin

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Children's Activity Bulletin -- Luke 6:17-26 -- Ages 8-10 -- Luke 6:17-26 -- Epiphany 6 | Ordinary Time 6 - C

Gospel Grams 1

Children's Activity Bulletin -- Luke 6:17-26 -- Ages 5-7 -- Luke 6:17-26 -- Epiphany 6 | Ordinary Time 6 - C

Children's sermon

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Flipping Things -- Luke 6:17-26 -- John Jamison -- Epiphany 6 | Ordinary Time 6 - C -- 2022
They had come to hear him and to be healed of their diseases; and those who were troubled with u
Who Is Truly Blessed? -- Luke 6:17-26 -- Epiphany 6 | Ordinary Time 6 - C -- 2019
“...for power came out of him and healed all of them.” (v. 19b)
Huddling with Jesus -- Luke 6:17-26 -- Epiphany 6 | Ordinary Time 6 - C -- 2006
He came down with them and stood on a level place, with a great crowd of
The touch of power -- Luke 6:17-26 -- Epiphany 6 | Ordinary Time 6 - C
Good morning, boys and girls. How many of you have ever fallen down and scraped your knee?
Suffering for Jesus -- Luke 6:17-26 -- Epiphany 6 | Ordinary Time 6 - C
Good morning! I want to tell you a story today and then ask
Jesus' valentine -- Luke 6:17-26 -- Epiphany 6 | Ordinary Time 6 - C
Yesterday was Valentine's Day. Many people give and receive
Happy to be hungry! -- Luke 6:17-26 -- Epiphany 6 | Ordinary Time 6 - C
Good morning, boys and girls. How many of you have ever been

The Immediate Word

That's the Power of Love -- Luke 6:17-26, 1 Corinthians 15:12-20, Jeremiah 17:5-10, Psalm 1 -- Christopher Keating, Thomas Willadsen, Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin, Ron Love, Bethany Peerbolte -- Epiphany 6 | Ordinary Time 6 - C -- 2019
For February 17, 2019:
Super Bowl Obscenities -- Luke 6:17-26 -- James Evans -- Epiphany 6 | Ordinary Time 6 - C
Dear Fellow Preacher
You've Gotta Have Heart! -- Luke 6:17-26, 1 Corinthians 15:12-20, Jeremiah 17:5-10, Psalm 1 -- Thom M. Shuman, Paul Bresnahan -- Epiphany 6 | Ordinary Time 6 - C
Thom Shuman is writing about our faithful hearts. Who can we turn our heart toward?

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The Upside Down Cup -- Luke 6:17-26 -- Brett Blair, Tim Carpenter -- 2000
Exegetical Aim: The priorities of Kingdom living.
Jesus The Healer -- Luke 6:17-26 -- Wesley T. Runk
Object: some chicken noodle soup

Children's Story

The Village Shepherd

I Want To Be? -- Luke 6:17-26 -- Janice B. Scott -- Epiphany 6 | Ordinary Time 6 - C
We tend to think of Saints as special holy people who are perhaps not quite real.

Devotional

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Epiphany 6 / Ordinary Time 6 -- Luke 6:17-26 -- Stephen P. McCutchan -- Epiphany 6 | Ordinary Time 6 - C -- 2009
Blessed are you who are poor, for yours is the kingdom of God.-- Luke 6:20

Drama

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What's In It For M-E-E-E-E? -- Jeremiah 17:5-10, 1 Corinthians 15:12-20, Luke 6:17-26, Psalm 1 -- John A. Tenbrook -- Epiphany 6 | Ordinary Time 6 - C -- 2003
Thespian Theological Thoughts
The Rules -- Luke 6:17-26 -- Robert F. Crowley -- Epiphany 6 | Ordinary Time 6 - C -- 1997
Theme
The Race -- Luke 6:17-26 -- Robert F. Crowley -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - C -- 1997
Theme

Illustration

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Sermon Illustrations for Epiphany 6 (OT 6) Cycle C (2022) -- Jeremiah 17:5-10, 1 Corinthians 15:12-20, Luke 6:17-26 -- Bill Thomas, Frank Ramirez, Mark Ellingsen -- Epiphany 6 | Ordinary Time 6 - C -- 2022
Jeremiah 17:5-10
Sermon Illustrations for Epiphany 6 (OT 6) Cycle C (2019) -- Jeremiah 17:5-10, 1 Corinthians 15:12-20, Luke 6:17-26 -- Bill Thomas, Frank Ramirez, Ron Love, Mark Ellingsen, Bonnie Bates, Bob Ove -- Epiphany 6 | Ordinary Time 6 - C -- 2019
Jeremiah 17:5-10
Dorothea Hertzberg served a term... -- Luke 6:17-26 -- Epiphany 6 | Ordinary Time 6 - C -- 2006
Dorothea Hertzberg served a term as a Peace Corps volunteer in the tiny, impoverished
Kelly had it made. He... -- Luke 6:17-26 -- Epiphany 6 | Ordinary Time 6 - C -- 2006
Kelly had it made. He won $100,000 in a lottery and promptly quit his job. He began to
Kim was having a hard... -- Luke 6:17-26 -- Epiphany 6 | Ordinary Time 6 - C -- 2006
Kim was having a hard time adjusting to the fact that her life had changed in a way she
Did you ever hope you... -- Luke 6:17-26 -- Epiphany 6 | Ordinary Time 6 - C -- 2006
Did you ever hope you could be a hero? Save all the children on your school bus? Solve a
Why would Jesus tell us... -- Luke 6:17-26 -- Epiphany 6 | Ordinary Time 6 - C -- 2001
Why would Jesus tell us to be happy when people hate us, reject us, insult us, and say that we are e
Paul Harvey tells about an... -- Luke 6:17-26 -- Epiphany 6 | Ordinary Time 6 - C -- 2001
Paul Harvey tells about an old man who wanted a school that upheld democracy and treasured education
Soren Kierkegaard wrote a parable... -- Luke 6:17-26 -- Epiphany 6 | Ordinary Time 6 - C -- 2001
Søren Kierkegaard wrote a parable in which he invited Christians to think of life as one huge play.
On August 6, 1945, at... -- Luke 6:17-26 -- Epiphany 6 | Ordinary Time 6 - C -- 2001
On August 6, 1945, at 8:16 a.m., an American B-29 bomber dropped the world's first atomic bomb on Hi
There are some people who... -- Luke 6:17-26 -- Epiphany 6 | Ordinary Time 6 - C -- 1998
There are some people who take reincarnation very seriously.
On vacation one summer, the... -- Luke 6:17-26 -- Epiphany 6 | Ordinary Time 6 - C -- 1998
On vacation one summer, the pastor and his wife attended church school at a church of a denomination
Jim was exhausted. He'd wanted... -- Luke 6:17-26 -- Epiphany 6 | Ordinary Time 6 - C -- 1995
Jim was exhausted. He'd wanted to be a doctor all his life.
One has it all.br... -- Luke 6:17-26 -- Epiphany 6 | Ordinary Time 6 - C -- 1995
One has it all. The other is destitute. One has possessions.
Jesus' Be Attitudes are helpful... -- Luke 6:17-26 -- Epiphany 6 | Ordinary Time 6 - C -- 1995
Jesus' "Be Attitudes" are helpful truths for people seeking a greater, deeper spirituality.
Bishop Sergio Mendez Arceo was... -- Luke 6:17-26 -- Epiphany 6 | Ordinary Time 6 - C
Bishop Sergio Mendez Arceo was greatly loved by the people whom he served in the diocese of Cuernava
The Working Person's Beatitudesbr... -- Luke 6:17-26 -- Epiphany 6 | Ordinary Time 6 - C
The Working Person's BeatitudesMary Margaret Sekerak
The Beatitudes remind us of... -- Luke 6:17-26 -- Epiphany 6 | Ordinary Time 6 - C
The Beatitudes remind us of an initiating God who sustains.

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I Could Have Been an Anti-vaxxer -- Luke 6:17-26 -- John E. Sumwalt -- Epiphany 6 | Ordinary Time 6 - C -- 2022
Contents “I Could Have Been an Anti-vaxxer” by John Sumwalt

The Immediate Word

That's the Power of Love -- Luke 6:17-26, 1 Corinthians 15:12-20, Jeremiah 17:5-10, Psalm 1 -- Christopher Keating, Thomas Willadsen, Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin, Ron Love, Bethany Peerbolte -- Epiphany 6 | Ordinary Time 6 - C -- 2019
For February 17, 2019:
Super Bowl Obscenities -- Luke 6:17-26 -- James Evans -- Epiphany 6 | Ordinary Time 6 - C
Dear Fellow Preacher
You've Gotta Have Heart! -- Luke 6:17-26, 1 Corinthians 15:12-20, Jeremiah 17:5-10, Psalm 1 -- Thom M. Shuman, Paul Bresnahan -- Epiphany 6 | Ordinary Time 6 - C
Thom Shuman is writing about our faithful hearts. Who can we turn our heart toward?

Intercession

The Village Shepherd

God who blesses the poor... -- Luke 6:17-26 -- Janice B. Scott -- Epiphany 6 | Ordinary Time 6 - C
Prayers usually include these concerns and may follow this sequence:

Prayer

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God's values versus the world's -- Luke 6:17-26 -- Dennis Koch -- Epiphany 6 | Ordinary Time 6 - C -- 1994
Gospel Note:
SIXTH SUNDAY AFTER EPIPHANY -- Jeremiah 17:5-10, Psalm 1, 1 Corinthians 15:12-20, Luke 6:17-26 -- B. David Hostetter -- Epiphany 6 | Ordinary Time 6 - C -- 1985
CALL TO WORSHIP

Preaching

The Immediate Word

That's the Power of Love -- Luke 6:17-26, 1 Corinthians 15:12-20, Jeremiah 17:5-10, Psalm 1 -- Christopher Keating, Thomas Willadsen, Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin, Ron Love, Bethany Peerbolte -- Epiphany 6 | Ordinary Time 6 - C -- 2019
For February 17, 2019:
Super Bowl Obscenities -- Luke 6:17-26 -- James Evans -- Epiphany 6 | Ordinary Time 6 - C
Dear Fellow Preacher
You've Gotta Have Heart! -- Luke 6:17-26, 1 Corinthians 15:12-20, Jeremiah 17:5-10, Psalm 1 -- Thom M. Shuman, Paul Bresnahan -- Epiphany 6 | Ordinary Time 6 - C
Thom Shuman is writing about our faithful hearts. Who can we turn our heart toward?

SermonStudio

Sixth Sunday After The Epiphany -- Jeremiah 17:5-10, 1 Corinthians 15:12-20, Luke 6:17-26 -- Carlos Wilton -- Epiphany 6 | Ordinary Time 6 - C -- 2006
Theme For The Day
Sixth Sunday After The Epiphany -- Jeremiah 17:5-10, 1 Corinthians 15:12-20, Luke 6:17-26 -- Jerry L. Schmalenberger -- Epiphany 6 | Ordinary Time 6 - C -- 2003
Seasonal Theme
Sixth Sunday After The Epiphany -- Jeremiah 17:5-10, 1 Corinthians 15:12-20, Luke 6:17-26 -- E. Carver Mcgriff -- Epiphany 6 | Ordinary Time 6 - C -- 2000
COMMENTARY ON THE LESSONS
Epiphany 6 -- Luke 6:17-26 -- Richard A. Jensen -- 1997
A considerable portion of Luke's narrative is omitted as we move from the Fifth Sunday after the Epi
Sixth Sunday After the Epiphany -- Jeremiah 17:5-10, 1 Corinthians 15:12-20, Luke 6:17-26 -- George M. Bass -- Epiphany 6 | Ordinary Time 6 - C -- 1991
The Church Year Theological Clue
Sixth Sunday After the Epiphany -- Jeremiah 17:5-10, 1 Corinthians 15:12-20, Luke 6:17-26 -- George M. Bass -- Epiphany 6 | Ordinary Time 6 - C -- 1991
The Church Year Theological Clue
Epiphany 6 -- Jeremiah 17:5-10, 1 Corinthians 15:12-20, Luke 6:17-26 -- Perry H. Biddle, Jr. -- Epiphany 6 | Ordinary Time 6 - C -- 1988
Comments on the Lessons
Epiphany 6 -- Jeremiah 17:5-8, Luke 6:17-26 -- John R. Brokhoff -- Epiphany 6 | Ordinary Time 6 - C -- 1985
The LessonsJeremiah 17:5-10 (C)Jeremiah 17:5-8 (L, RC)

Sermon

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That's the Power of Love -- Luke 6:17-26, 1 Corinthians 15:12-20, Jeremiah 17:5-10, Psalm 1 -- Christopher Keating, Thomas Willadsen, Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin, Ron Love, Bethany Peerbolte -- Epiphany 6 | Ordinary Time 6 - C -- 2019
For February 17, 2019:
Super Bowl Obscenities -- Luke 6:17-26 -- James Evans -- Epiphany 6 | Ordinary Time 6 - C
Dear Fellow Preacher
You've Gotta Have Heart! -- Luke 6:17-26, 1 Corinthians 15:12-20, Jeremiah 17:5-10, Psalm 1 -- Thom M. Shuman, Paul Bresnahan -- Epiphany 6 | Ordinary Time 6 - C
Thom Shuman is writing about our faithful hearts. Who can we turn our heart toward?

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Risk Takers -- Luke 6:17-26 -- Cynthia E. Cowen -- Epiphany 6 | Ordinary Time 6 - C -- 2009
"Louise, can you and Pastor Hal come to Thanksgiving dinner at our house this Friday?
Woe To The Blessed -- Luke 6:17-26 -- Gary L. Carver -- Epiphany 6 | Ordinary Time 6 - C -- 2006
One of my all-time favorite television programs was M*A*S*H.
At The Corner Of Church And Main -- Luke 6:17-26 -- David Kalas -- Epiphany 6 | Ordinary Time 6 - C -- 2003
Once there was a great intersection in the ancient city of Bethlehem.
Hated, Excluded, Reviled, Defamed -- And Leaping For Joy -- Luke 6:17-26 -- William G. Carter -- Epiphany 6 | Ordinary Time 6 - C -- 2000
In a certain town, a man walked into a bookstore to return a purchase.
Luke's Beatitudes And Woes -- Luke 6:17-26 -- James T. Garrett -- Epiphany 6 | Ordinary Time 6 - C -- 1991
The Beatitudes are familiar to us. We have heard them many times.

The Village Shepherd

Are The Poor Really Blessed? -- Luke 6:17-26 -- Janice B. Scott -- Epiphany 6 | Ordinary Time 6 - C
The Roman Catholic Church's canonisation years ago of Edith Stein fueled considerable controversy.

Stories

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I Could Have Been an Anti-vaxxer -- Luke 6:17-26 -- John E. Sumwalt -- Epiphany 6 | Ordinary Time 6 - C -- 2022
Contents “I Could Have Been an Anti-vaxxer” by John Sumwalt
A Messianic Message? -- Luke 6:17-26, 1 Corinthians 15:12-20 -- David O. Bales -- Epiphany 6 | Ordinary Time 6 - C -- 2019
Contents “A Messianic Message?” by David O. Bales
The Gift Of Trees -- Luke 6:17-26, Jeremiah 17:5-10, Psalm 1 -- John E. Sumwalt And Jo Perry-sumwalt -- Epiphany 6 | Ordinary Time 6 - C
Contents A Story To Live By: "Healing Touch."
Is It True? -- Jeremiah 17:5-10, 1 Corinthians 15:12-20, Luke 6:17-26, Psalm 1 -- David E. Leininger, David O. Bales -- Epiphany 6 | Ordinary Time 6 - C
ContentsWhat's Up This Week "Is It True?" by David Leininger

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Rich And Poor Alike? -- Luke 6:17-26 -- David O. Bales -- 2008
Lalia nagged Corin for weeks, "Come to church with me Sunday night.
The Hated Blessed -- Luke 6:17-26 -- Timothy F. Merrill -- Epiphany 6 | Ordinary Time 6 - C -- 2003
I don't feel blessed when I am mildly disliked, let alone hated.
Strength From Adversity -- Luke 6:17-26 -- Constance Berg -- Epiphany 6 | Ordinary Time 6 - C -- 2000
When Beth was a student nurse during World War II, she was chubby.
With Fire In His Eyes -- Luke 6:17-26 -- Richard A. Jensen -- Epiphany 6 | Ordinary Time 6 - C -- 1994
There was fire in his eyes as Dr. Yacob spoke. Dr.

Worship

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That's the Power of Love -- Luke 6:17-26, 1 Corinthians 15:12-20, Jeremiah 17:5-10, Psalm 1 -- Christopher Keating, Thomas Willadsen, Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin, Ron Love, Bethany Peerbolte -- Epiphany 6 | Ordinary Time 6 - C -- 2019
For February 17, 2019:
Super Bowl Obscenities -- Luke 6:17-26 -- James Evans -- Epiphany 6 | Ordinary Time 6 - C
Dear Fellow Preacher
You've Gotta Have Heart! -- Luke 6:17-26, 1 Corinthians 15:12-20, Jeremiah 17:5-10, Psalm 1 -- Thom M. Shuman, Paul Bresnahan -- Epiphany 6 | Ordinary Time 6 - C
Thom Shuman is writing about our faithful hearts. Who can we turn our heart toward?

SermonStudio

Epiphany 6 / Ordinary Time 6 -- Jeremiah 17:5-10, 1 Corinthians 15:12-20, Luke 6:17-26, Psalm 1 -- Julia Ross Strope -- Epiphany 6 | Ordinary Time 6 - C -- 2009
A single song is being inflected through all the colorations of the human choir.
Sixth Sunday After The Epiphany -- Luke 6:17-26 -- Frank Ramirez -- Epiphany 6 | Ordinary Time 6 - C -- 2006
Gospel Lesson: Luke 6:17-26Theme: Joys And WoesCall To Worship
Blessedness/Trust -- Luke 6:17-26, Jeremiah 17:5-10 -- John H. Will -- 2004
Call to WorshipIt is not what we have but who we are that counts.
Sixth Sunday After Epiphany -- Jeremiah 17:5-10, 1 Corinthians 15:12-20, Luke 6:17-26 -- H. Burnham Kirkland -- Epiphany 6 | Ordinary Time 6 - C -- 2003
Theme: The Lord Searches The HeartCall To Worship
Epiphany 6 -- Luke 6:17-26 -- Wayne H. Keller -- Epiphany 6 | Ordinary Time 6 - C -- 2000
Liturgical Color: GreenGospel: Luke 6:17-26
SIXTH SUNDAY AFTER THE EPIPHANY -- Jeremiah 17:5-10, 1 Corinthians 15:12-20, Luke 6:17-26 -- Heth H. Corl -- Epiphany 6 | Ordinary Time 6 - C -- 1976
First Lesson: Jeremiah 17:5-10Theme: Trust in God, not in manCall to Worship
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Isaiah 58:1-9a (9b-12)
David Kalas
We have an idiom in our day that was born in the church but has worked its way into the broader culture. The idiomatic phrase is “preaching to the choir.” Within the church context, of course, the choir represented the faithful ones, the people who were always there. To preach to the choir, therefore, was to say things to people who didn’t really need to hear it. These are the people who were already convinced, who were already doing and being what they needed to do and to be.

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John E. Sumwalt
You are the salt of the earth, but if salt has lost its taste, how can its saltiness be restored? It is no longer good for anything but is thrown out and trampled underfoot. (v. 13)

Ruth Anderson, a long-time leader of Willow Valley United Methodist Church in Ithaca, Wisconsin, was struck and killed by a car while crossing the road to the mailbox in front of their farm home. The driver was arrested on a tentative charge of homicide by negligent operation of a vehicle.

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John Jamison
Object: A flashlight or other light, and something to put it under. A basket or bucket, or even a piece of cloth could work.

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Hello, everyone! (Let them respond.) Are you ready to hear today’s story? (Let them respond.) Let’s get started!

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Janice B. Scott
An abiding memory of my childhood is of my father in the garden. He was a great gardener, probably because his father before him was a nurseryman, so my father had grown up amongst plants and flowers. He particularly loved growing vegetables, so every summer we were swamped with tomatoes and runner beans, because they grew best in our type of soil, London clay.

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Elizabeth Achtemeier
In the church, we speak often of "salvation." But what do we mean by that term? Certainly several different meanings are given us in the scriptures. The Apostle Paul understood "salvation" to include our resurrection from the dead, our vindication in Christ at the last judgment, and our entrance into the eternal Kingdom of God. And certainly Third Isaiah's understanding is preparatory for that, for in this sixth century B.C. prophetic text, "salvation" means to live abundantly in God's presence.

Timothy J. Smith
Many people have come to rely on Global Positioning Systems (GPS) to travel from one place to another. GPS is especially helpful when you are traveling in an area that you are unfamiliar with. By typing in the address of your destination, the GPS will inform you where and when to turn. If you miss a turn it will recalculate your position and get you back on course. The GPS will get you to your destination in one piece and in the same condition you were in when you left.
Susan R. Andrews
There is, in this congregation, a running conversation as to what to call this structural wonder that rises above my head. Is it a dome? Or is it a lantern? The answer, of course, is both/and, depending on your perspective. It is a modern dome - the 1960s version of those elegant Byzantine basilicas that grace much of Europe, reminiscent of glittery mosaics and luminous paintings proclaiming the powerful promises of God. But functionally, architecturally, it is also a lantern, transparently receiving and then sending forth the light of God's creative and healing Spirit.
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Order For Confession And Forgiveness
P: In the name of the Father, and of the Son, + and of the Holy Spirit.
C: Amen.

P: God calls us from our rebellion, from our bondage of sin to seek him and to delight in his ways. He calls us to fast in humility, to serve our neighbor, to share our bread with the hungry, and to bring the homeless poor into our houses. He calls free the bonds of the oppressed. Let us, therefore, examine our hearts in the light of his commands.

Silence for reflection and confession

P: Gracious and holy God,

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